Asaf Rashid is a Halifax-based immigration, criminal defence and labour and employment lawyer. While based in Halifax, Asaf can take cases in other parts of the province, depending on availability. He offers services in English, but can also speak some Spanish and will have the availability of translation services if needed.
Asaf has a history as a community organizer, who has fought for years alongside low income and working people for housing, better working conditions, to stay in Canada and against discrimination. Years prior to embarking on his legal career, he worked as a director /campaigns coordinator of the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group, which included campaigns in support of a Black community to fight for the closure and cleanup of a landfill placed in their community, for migrants in their struggles to enjoy the rights and dignity of Canadians, and justice for working people struggling to survive with growing economic inequality.
This desire for justice has continued into his legal practice. He is dedicated to helping clients effectively confront their legal challenges. He takes to heart the importance of empowerment of his clients, working to ensure, to the best of his ability that his clients understand the legal challenges they are facing so that they can provide him with instructions that meet their goals. He is dedicated to a client-centred approach.
Asaf is also a board member of the Halifax Workers Action Centre and a member of the Migrant Worker Rights Working Group.
In order to make his services more affordable, Asaf will favour flat fees for your matter, which will he will decide based on the initial consultation. He will also make payment plans available where appropriate. For more complicated matters, there may be an hourly rate.